POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a fire at Sion Mills Cricket Club.
According to a PSNI spokesperson the incident is believed to have happened early on Friday morning, although they have also appealed for information if anyone witnessed suspicious activity in the area on Thursday evening.
“Police attended Sion MIlls Cricket Club as did the Fire Service,” the spokesperson said.
“Unfortunately someone, or some persons, broke into the premises via a rear window and caused damage with paint and set some fires, which were extinguished.”
Among those who have condemned the incident is community activist Andy Patton, who said he is grateful minimal damage was caused.
“There was exterior damage caused to gain entry, and thanks to the fast thinking of a local resident who saw smoke coming from the pavilion, the damage was kept to a minimum.
“A massive thanks must go to the NI Fire and Rescue Service for their prompt attendance.”
Appealing for information, Mr Patton explained that four young people were spotted in the area prior to the fire.
“Four youths were seen making their way to that area via the fields on the Strabane side of the village.
“We need to identify those individuals. If we have arsonists in our midst they must be caught.
“Also, I am sure Sion Mills Cricket Club would appreciate help to clear the mess, if anyone has any free time,” he added.
Anyone with information on the incident is urged to call police on 101, quoting serial 740 11/5/18.
Posted: 5:45 pm May 15, 2018